“I’m not going to kiss his ring, and I’m not going to kiss any other part of his anatomy.” 

â€"GOP presidential contender Jon Huntsman on his refusal to court Donald Trump’s endorsement, Fox News, December 5

“Never had drinks or tobacco. It’s a religious thing. I tasted a beer and tried a cigarette once, as a wayward teenager, and never did it again.” 

â€"GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney in an interview with People magazine, December 5

“I’m like, ‘But it’s a design on a purse! How is it a federal offense?’?”

â€"17-year-old Vanessa Gibbs, who missed her flight after being flagged as a security risk by the Transportation Security Administration because of a pistol motif on her purse, WJXT, December 1

 â€œIt’s a 24-hour-a-day job just trying to keep the peace. People have lost the message. People have lost the concept of why we’re here.”

â€"Occupy Seattle protester Thomas Canant, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 4